A delegation from the Government Committee for Religious Affairs (GCRA) led by Chairman Vũ Hoài Bắc paid from September 29 to October 11 a working visit the United State for attending the 193rd Semiannual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and the 30th annual International Law and Religion Symposium.
GCRA delegation attends 193rd Semiannual General Conference of LDS Church
The LDS Church holds its general conference twice a year. The 193rd general confernce took place in two days with the participation of 20,000 followers of the Church worldwide.
The 30th annual International Law and Religion Symposium opened on October 2 at Brigham Young University by the International Center for Law and Religious Studies, with the attendance of invited guests including scholars, diplomats, lawyers, and government officials from over 65 countries.
GCRA delegation attends 30th annual International Law and Religion Symposium
During the international seminar, Chairman of the GCRA Vũ Hoài Bắc delivered a speech on freedom of belief and religion and achievements recorded in Vietnam over the past years.
The Brigham Young University (BYU) is one of the four leading prestigious universities in the US, built in 1875 with funds from the LDS Church and equity contributions from a number of investors. The BYU offers a variety of academic programs, including language training. Currently, the university has about 35,000 students.
During the visit, the GCRA leader visited the LDS church’s centers such as Missionary Training Center, Humanitarian Center, Welfare Center, the Bishop’s Storehouse, “This is the Place Monument”, Genealogy Center and religious facilities in US State of Utah.
GCRA delegation visits LDS church’s Missionary Training Center at Provo city of Utah State, US